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South Australia - Archival Series

Register of Admissions to the Roman Catholic Boy's Reformatory, Brooklyn Park (1895 - 1908)

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Entries across two pages. Left hand page: (1) Number, (2) Name, (3) Age, (4) Date of birth, (5) Late place of residence, (6) What relatives in the colony, (7) Religion. Right hand page: (8) Court of Committal, (9) Reasons for Admission, (10) Date of Admission, (11) Date of Leaving, (12) Where gone to. Notes on contents - Volume ends at 1908. Majority of ledger blank. (1) Number: is often number/date, may relate to docket or case book. (4) Date of birth: includes notation if it was registered. (11) Where gone to: Abscondings, releases etc sometimes include references to a State Children's Council or Chief Secretary's Office docket.

Quantity: 1 ledger


Access Conditions

A Research Centre Members card, obtainable at the Archives, is required to research records held at State Records.

Although some very early records relating to children in care in South Australia are open for access, most records relating to children are subject to a 100 year restriction, particularly those which contain personal information about individuals. Written permission must be obtained from the government agency which created the record in order to access restricted material. To obtain permission a Freedom of Information (FOI) request form must be submitted to the relevant government department. State Records staff will be able to assist you with this.


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: George, Karen, Finding your own way, Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc., 2005,

Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George